NBC Bay Area, July 31, 2014 (emphasis added): Santa Cruz has declared an emergency situation in its harbor. […] Hundreds of thousands of dead anchovies are floating to the surface […] Officials say the same thing happened last year, but not to this level. According to the harbormaster], this is the worst fish kill in Santa Cruz since the 1980s.
Santa Cruz Sentinel, July 31, 2014: The die-off is the third in three weeks. On July 18, thousands of white croakers washed up on Manresa State Beach […] July 25, scores of dead anchovies washed onto the beach at Capitola […] four massive anchovy kills in harbor history: 1964, 1974, 1980 and 1984.
ABC 7, July 31, 2014: This is the fifth mass anchovy die-off in 50 years in Santa Cruz. The most recent was last October.